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UMass Amherst Libraries

Science Boot Camp 2013

Agriculture session (Wed. afternoon)

From Hilary Sandler (Research)
We presume librarians can find articles in the scientific journal literature by Hilary. The UMass Cranberry Station uses the UMass Amherst Libraries' institutional repository, Scholarworks, to make their open access materials available to growers and the public in general. For example, Hilary authored several chapters in the Cranberry Chart Book - Management Guide

From Dan Cooley
Two chapters (a quick read) from the book, Engaging Campus and Community: The Practice of Public Scholarship in the State and Land-Grant University System, 2005. Permission for distribution graciously granted by the publisher, Charles F. Kettering Foundation.

Public Health session (Thur. morning)

From Sherry Pagoto (Overview)

Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial treating comorbid obesity and major depressive disorder
Kristin L Schneider, Jamie S Bodenlos, Yunsheng Ma, Barbara Olendzki, Jessica Oleski, Philip Merriam, Sybil Crawford, Ira S Ockene and Sherry L Pagoto.

Kristin L. Schneider, Sherry L. Pagoto, Barbara Handschin,Emily Panza, Susan Bakke, Qin Liu, Mihaela Blendea, Ira S. Ockene, and Yunsheng Ma. Mental Health and Physical Activity 2011 4(1)13-21. doi:10.1016/j.mhpa.2011.04.001.

FUDiet Sherry Pagoto's blog on healthy living

From Barry Braun

Physiological and health implications of a sedentary lifestyle
Mark Stephen Tremblay, Rachel Christine Colley, Travis John Saunders, Genevieve Nissa Healy, Neville Owen
Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2010, 35:725-740, doi: 10.1139/H10-079 (Available FREE online)

Effects of 1 day of inactivity on insulin action in healthy men and women: interaction with energy intake
Brooke R. Stephens, Kirsten Granados, Theodore W. Zderic, Marc T. Hamilton, Barry Braun
Metabolism Clinical and Experimental, 60 (2011) 941–949 doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2010.08.014

From Stephanie Lemon (Research)

The Role of Built Environments in Physical Activity, Obesity, and CVD
James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Myron F. Floyd, Ph.D.,Daniel Rodriguez, Ph.D., and Brian Saelens, Ph.D. Circulation
doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.969022

Policy, systems, and environmental approaches for obesity prevention: a framework to inform local and state action. Lyn R, Aytur S, Davis TA, Eyler AA, Evenson KR, Chriqui JF, Cradock AL, Goins KV, Litt J, Brownson RC. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 May-Jun;19 (3 Suppl 1):S23-33.
doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e3182841709. (Available FREE online)

Analytical Chemistry session (Thur. afternoon)

From Al Robbat (Overview)
1. Analytical ChemWiki

2. The Ultimate "Analytical Challenge": What is Analytical Chemistry?

Juris Meija, Institute for National Measurement Standards, National Research Council Canada.
Published online: 22 March 2009

From Julian Tyson (Research)
Article from Summer 2002 in UMass Magazine.

Capstone session (Fri. morning)

e-Science Portal for New England Librarians

The Portal is designed for librarians working in research organizations that generate, share, store and/or use data for basic scientific research in the health, biological, and physical sciences. Bringing together resources on education, outreach and collaboration, current practices and e-science news—the portal provides librarians with the tools, knowledge and skills to effectively participate in networked science.

e-Science Background Reading

Cyberinfrastructure, Data, and Libraries, Part 1
Cyberinfrastructure Primer for Librarians

 Cyberinfrastructure, Data, and Libraries, Part 2
Libraries and the Data Challenge: Roles and Actions for Libraries

A Subject Librarian's Guide to Collaborating on e-Science Projects

Bringing Librarianship to E-Science
An editorial in College and Research Libraries describing the historical roles libraries have played in preserving data.

ARL Joint Task Force on Library Support for E–Science

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium- April 6, 2009
Documents generated from the symposium are posted here

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